American Sign Language - Signing Naturally - Introduction
Signing Naturally offers a Student Videotext and Workbook for Level 1 as a supplement and reinforcement to classroom instruction. These resources will provide you with a way to review, practice and retain what you have learned in class. Level 1 consists of twelve instructional units but we will only cover Units 1 – 6 in this series. In Units 1 – 6, you will learn how to exchange personal information, e.g., give your name, tell where you live, talk about your family. During class we will learn through handouts, practicing with each other, and group work. You will learn how to make appropriate introductions, how to get attention, how to negotiate the environment of signed conversations and basic Deaf culture.
We hope, with this Signing Naturally series, ASL students will sign naturally, interact comfortably and show awareness of and respect for the Deaf community. Come and learn how American Sign Language proves to the most subtle, elegant and powerful language full of rich, complex culture.
Students are required to purchase the Signing Naturally Student Level 1 Workbook (authors Smith, Mikos & Lentz - Publisher, Dawn Sign Press), approximately $35.00, which includes a DVD. The workbook is offered online at a variety of sites. Students purchase this book on their own.
Course: PD13-1708: American Sign Language - Signing Naturally - An Introduction
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Week One Introduction & Overview of the course
Week Two / Unit 1 Introducing Oneself
Week Three / Unit 2 Exchange Personal Information
Week Four / Unit 3 Talk About Surroundings
Week Five / Unit 4 Tell Where You Live
Week Six / Unit 5 Talk About Your Family
Week Seven / Unit 6 Tell About Activities
Week Eight Cumulative Review of Units 1 – 6
About the Instructor
Josie McDaniel-Burkett, NIC:Master
Josie McDaniel-Burkett, a native of Lexington, South Carolina, has been a working interpreter for over 10 years. She holds an NIC Master from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Currently, Josie is the Interpreter Coordinator for the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind in the greater Midlands area. Her experience includes political, medical, legal, educational, religious and more. Josie has worked in the community, as a video relay interpreter and as a sole proprietor. She enjoys teaching ASL and mentoring other interpreters. She is a member of RID, South Carolina RID, South Carolina Association of the Deaf and the Midlands Association of the Deaf.
Daughter of Deaf parents – she has been richly blessed with understanding Deaf Culture and has been taught to take pride in her first language, American Sign Language. She has been married for over 17 years, has two boys (13 and 4) and fosters children. She is an avid NASCAR fan and loves football but her real passion is providing accessible communication for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community!
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